It didn't take long for the Regional Plan Association to draw scorn for its proposal to end 24-hour subway service. But beyond that audacious idea, the RPA's Fourth Regional Plan included a number of smaller upgrades meant to modernize the system.
These include making all 472 stations wheelchair- accessible by the 2040s (up from just 82 today). Platforms would be widened, with newsstands moved to mezzanines, while convoluted stations like Union Square would be made column-free and navigable.
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